Clapp Pitches WashU Past Case in Final Game of Series

Clapp Pitches WashU Past Case in Final Game of Series

Cleveland, Ohio, April 21, 2018– Senior Maggie Clapp tossed a four-hit shutout to lead the Washington University in St. Louis softball team to a 3-0 win at Case Western Reserve University in the final game of a four-game series Saturday in Cleveland.

Case Western Reserve posted an 11-3 win in six innings in the opening game Saturday.

WashU improved to 9-13 and 1-7 in the University Athletic Association (UAA), while Case fell to 23-8 and 10-6 in the conference.

Case 11, WashU 3 (Six Innings) – Game One
Clapp provided the only offensive spark for WashU with a three-run homerun in the third to tie the game at 3-3. The homerun was the first of her career.

Case scored three in the fourth, three in the fifth, and then ended the game on a two-run homerun by Maren Waldner in the sixth.

Junior Taylor Arends and sophomore Amy Walsh each went 3-for-3 with a run scored in the loss as the top four hitters recorded all eight hits for WashU. 

Senior Anna McKee (5-6) took the loss allowing 10 hits and nine runs (three earned) in 4 2/3 innings pitched. The Bears made three errors in the loss.  

WashU 3, Case 0 – Game Two
Clapp (4-5) allowed just one extra-base hit and threw 91 pitches en route to her second shutout of the season and seventh of her career.

After five innings of scoreless play, WashU scored a pair of runs in the sixth to take a 2-0 lead. Walsh singled through the left side, and then came around to score on a triple to right by Arends. The Bears added a run after Clapp reached on an error allowing Arends to score.

Senior Ashley Madsen singled to the shortstop to drive in a run in the seventh to round out the scoring.

WashU recorded six hits in the win, and did not commit an error for just the fourth time this season. Walsh was 2-for-4 with a run scored in the win.

WashU opens a four-game series at Brandeis University on Friday, April 27. Game one is set for 2 p.m. (ET) in Waltham, Mass.

• WashU leads the all-time series with Case 31-11, but have lost four of the last five
• Clapp ranks seventh all-time in career shutouts
• Arends moved into fourth place in career triples (8)